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Located in Durham, NC, North Carolina Central University School of Law offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational with outstanding faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and a strong focus for public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects.
North Carolina Central University School of Law was founded in 1939 to provide opportunities for African American students to become lawyers. Embracing our heritage, our mission is to provide a quality, personalized, practice-oriented, and affordable legal education to historically underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to increase diversity in the legal profession. We empower our graduates to become highly competent and socially responsible lawyers and leaders committed to public service and to meeting the needs of under-served communities.
In achieving this mission, the Law School subscribes to the following joint statement of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admissions Council:
A student body that is diverse concerning sex, ethnicity, and race, and economic, educational, and experiential backgrounds is essential to legal education. Ours is a diverse society, and thus law students, before entering the legal profession, must obtain both a wide range of perspectives concerning the impact of the law on various segments of our population and a deeper understanding of law and justice in an increasingly complex society.
This statement is particularly poignant for a law school founded to educate African-Americans. In keeping with its historical role, an essential aspect of the Law School’s mission is to attract capable persons from diverse backgrounds who are committed to public service and to meeting the needs of people and communities that are under-served by or that are under-represented in the legal profession.
The following address is for the Office of the Consultant on Legal Education:
Office of the Consultant on Legal Education /
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738 Fax: 312.988.5681

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With the website, they really outline everything that you need to do. So what's the essay for your personal statement, which LSAT scores they're looking for, everything you're putting in the application, even as far as what your references should say as well.

If there's any area of your application that you feel may be weak, feel free to reach out and be able to talk to a staff member about it. That's really your opportunity to tell us who you are and gives them a better view of who you are as an applicant.

Here at Central, there are a plethora of different organizations you can join, anything that you could think of.

We always say that if we don't have an organization here, get it started. That's a part of that Leadership Initiative that we try to push into our students.

They offer two programs. You have the day program and the evening program. The day program is for students who really are able to be full-time students.

The evening program is our part-time program, which provides an opportunity for those nontraditional students to work and then come to school.

Central is one of most prestigious law schools in this state. I think anybody that's looking to come to Central should definitely visit, even attend a class if you could. Because that's really just the best way to get the experience and see if this truly is something you would like to do.

The family feel and the nurturing that Central gives you is so different. They genuinely care about your next steps. And since I've been here, I can honestly say that's exactly how it is.

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